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4-H clubs in Scotland County

Azen Jolly Timers meet on the first Wednesday each month at the Memphis United Methodist Church at 7:00 p.m.
Club leader: Christy Aylward and Lisa Doster

Gorin Go-Getters meet on the Second Sunday each month 2:00 p.m. at the Gorin Christian Church.
Club leaders:  Joanie Baker and Amy Talbert

Jolly Jack and Jills meet the first Tuesday each month at South Library of Scotland County Memorial Hospital at 5:30 pm.
Club leader: Alisa Kigar and Sarah McSparren

 

4-H Council

4-H Council strives to do the following:

  1. Give guidance to county program planning by interpreting needs
  2. Establish needed policy
  3. Plan and coordinate with county events
  4. Plan and cooperate with county extension personnel in leader training
  5. Suggest areas and potential leadership for expanding and carrying on 4-H club work
  6. Develop a plan for raising funds to support the council's financial needs

4-H Council constitution and bylaws

Awards and scholarships

Many scholarships and awards are available to present or former 4-H members. If you wish to learn more about these or for the complete regulations, call or visit your local 4-H leader, or see the Missouri 4-H Recognition page.

Contact us

If you would like to join a club or become a volunteer leader, call the Scotland County Extension Center at 660-465-7255.

 

KKristy Eggleston-Woodristy Eggleston-Wood
Youth Education Assistant
egglestonwoodk@missouri.edu

How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.
4-H clubs

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids clubs

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

How to join

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.

Resources

4-H Online enrollment system
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.